Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. In this poem, Pat writes about one of Christ’s most famous miracles.


Christ Miraculously Walked on Water

John 6:16-21


The Disciples did not comprehend Christ.

They could not understand the miracle walk.

Their faith was strengthened when Christ did talk.

Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.”


The Disciples rowed some three or four miles.

They were Christians, but not Olympians.

With Christ in the boat, they reached land quickly.

When Christ was with them, they were not sickly.


This boat could be a symbol of the Church.

There would be a lot of difficulties.

Jesus promised to always aid the Church.

The Church needed to be firm in the faith.


When Seamus Heaney was on his deathbed,

He said to his wife, “Do not be afraid.”


Patrick McCaskey

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